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NBA / Oct 2, 2013 / 3:00 pm

The 15 Best Backcourts In The NBA

Deron Williams

Damian Lillard (photo. Aaron Hewitt)

The engine and brains of an NBA starting lineup rest with the point guard — the orchestrator — and the complementary role often belongs to the shooting guard. When the two talents fit, an NBA backcourt is a bad place to get caught up against on either end of the floor.

With the season right around the corner, and after dropping knowledge on the 15 best frontcourts in the NBA, let’s take a look at a few backcourts that will rank at the top of the league. Read More »

NBA / Oct 2, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Kyrie Irving On Tristan Thompson’s Free Throws, Recruiting Andrew Bynum & More

Kyrie Irving (photo. Enrique Espinoza)

Kyrie Irving (photo. Enrique Espinoza)

Late last week, before training camps were underway, we got a chance to chat with Cleveland Cavaliers guard and 2013 All-Star Kyrie Irving. The 2012 Rookie of the Year was locquacious while talking about the changing culture in Cleveland and all the additions they’ve made this offseason as they look towards making their first postseason since you know who left. Read More »

NBA / Sep 16, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Why The Cleveland Cavaliers May Be Headed Back To The Lottery

(photo. Instagram/clecavs)

(photo. Instagram/clecavs)

Cavs General manager Chris Grant is not in danger of losing his job, writes the Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s Mary Schmitt Boyer in this weekend’s mailbag. He’s drafted well, and the Baron Davis trade that landed the Cavs presumptive franchise player Kyrie Irving was a smart move when combined with lottery luck. But the optimism heading into next season should be tempered by the countless injuries the Cavs have suffered in the wake of LeBron’s (original) Decision. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 31, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Top 40 Shooting Guards In Fantasy Basketball

James Harden

James Harden (photo. @jharden13)

While all of America is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime feel that it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. And while most believe in building their fantasy teams around point guards and big men, that doesn’t mean shooting guards can be totally ignored. Unlike the point guards we went over earlier this week, there isn’t much depth at the two, so having a stud there could help put your squad amongst the elite. Read More »

instagram, Style - Kicks and Gear, Twitter / Jul 31, 2013 / 12:30 pm

The 10 Biggest NBA Sneakerheads On Instagram (Without Signature Shoes)

Paul George

Paul George (photo. @paul_george24)

In the NBA, we have many ballers displaying their best footwork on the court. Whether it’s the latest LeBrons, the newest KDs or some classic Jordans and Foamposites, many NBA players can show that they can bring the heat. Read More »

2013 Free Agency, NBA / Jul 29, 2013 / 4:45 pm

The 5 Best Point Guards To Change Teams This Offseason

Jrue Holiday

Jrue Holiday (photo. Nicky Woo)

The 2013 summer free agency period is winding down, and it’s time for the dog days of summer as most NBA-heads take a break before training camp at the end of September. But with so much movement during July’s free agency period, a lot of fans and coaches are looking at a bunch of new faces once training camp opens. This is certainly the case for five teams with a new point guard in the backcourt. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 29, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The Top 37 Point Guards In Fantasy Basketball

Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook (photo. Rob Hammer)

While all of America is gearing up for fantasy football, we here at Dime believe that it’s never too early for fantasy basketball draft preparation. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll be breaking down each position into tiers, starting with one of the deepest in today’s game. Read More »

Fantasy Doctor, NBA / Jul 8, 2013 / 2:30 pm

The Summer Fantasy Basketball Fallout: How 12 Free Agency Moves Altered The NBA Landscape

Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard (photo. Mannion)

Finally the Dwightmare is over and players are settling in to new deals and homes. There are still plenty of free agents to be had, namely Monta Ellis, Andrew Bynum and Brandon Jennings, but with some major pieces landing in place over the weekend, it’s time to assess some fantasy values. If you’re looking for the fallout of the deals made before free agency started, they’re featured in our fantasy guide to the NBA offseason. Read More »

NBA, Video / Jun 27, 2013 / 10:30 am

The 10 Best Ankle-Breaking Moves From The 2013 NBA Playoffs, Starring Nate Robinson

Jarrett Jack

Nate Robinson used the 2013 NBA Playoffs as his own coming-out party. He was spectacular against Brooklyn and was a catalyst in Chicago’s only win against Miami in the second round. It’s really not surprising that he finds himself on this list twice. Also included are the essentials: Jamal Crawford, Chris Paul and Stephen Curry. Read More »

NBA / Jun 3, 2013 / 5:00 pm

Why The Golden State Warriors Need To Bring Back The Same Lineup Next Season

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (Photo. Nicky Woo)

With only three teams remaining in the NBA Playoffs, it means a few “contenders” have already been eliminated from title contention. The offseason is the time for these teams to retool to prepare for deeper runs next season. The Golden State Warriors became the NBA’s Cinderella team during their playoff run this year. Though they were ultimately defeated in six games by the newly crowned Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs, the Warriors made their fan base and all of the Bay Area proud with their return to relevancy. Read More »